The Sheffield diocese has recently launched its vision for the diocese by 2025. The Strategy falls under three areas: Renewed, Released, Rejuvenated. For a fuller explanation of each strand visit the website https://www.sheffield.anglican.org/diocesan-strategy. Although over the coming months more of this will be explained.
The RENEWED part of the strategy aims to maintain as a first priority a real reliance on the Spirit of God in prayer and worship and in the consecration of our lives, as individuals and communities. Under this part of the strategy, the diocese would like individuals to become involved in a prayer community. Again details of what that will entail are on website and where you can sign up. However, it is a big commitment but we can still be part of that by committing ourselves to pray daily the special prayer that has been written. At a recent meeting of the church council it was agreed to include the prayer on our pewsheet rather than the usual verse of scripture. I would encourage all of us in our daily practice of setting time aside for prayer to pray this prayer.
Living God, Jesus calls his followers to seek first your Kingdom.
Renew us as we make your love known;
Release us to share freely together in mission;
and Rejuvenate us to be fruitful in your service.
Give us courage, wisdom and compassion,
that strengthened with the grace of the Holy Spirit,
we may, your Church both flourish and grow through Christ our Lord. Amen
If anyone takes a photograph of a child on our site, at Church, Trinity Community Centre, in the churchyard/grounds, or at any other place where an event connected with us is taking place, please will you make sure that the parents or adult with decision making responsibility for that child is happy with the photograph being taken and possibly appearing on a web site or on social media.
If you signed up to receive the pewsheet by email you should now be receiving it. If you have signed up to do this but have not received it please let Joyce know.